Find Your Dreamed Gift Idea Under $40 in 2017

Find your ideal gift idea in our selection of best gift ideas costing less than 40 dollars
Written by Alice

Looking for a clever gift idea? We collected and curated 40 innovative and smart gift ideas, and we only reported best-in-class products that we found on the web for this price range. You will find great and innovative shoputeping ideas for every occasion. The devices indicated below are brilliant and sometimes revolutionary inventions that will hopefully captivate and surprise you. We used videos as often as possible to illustrate the potential of highlighted products. Finally, regarding items that are labelled with a “Great Gift Idea” distinction, trust us with your eyes closed: these are absolute top-notch items. Enjoy!

Indestructible Lightning Cable for iPhone – Great Gift Idea

Source: FuseChicken

This “Titan” cable is objectified strength and durability. If you are tired of replacing your iPhone cables every 6 months, maybe have a look at this 3-feet lightning cable which is advertised as the “toughest cable on earth”. After watching this cable resisting a chainsaw, we are tempted to  believe the manufacturer. This iPhone 5/5S/6/6S/7 charge cable is made of flexible steel and comes with a lifetime warranty.

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Cards Against Humanity – Great Gift Idea

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The game of the year and a best-selling game. Cards Against Humanity is a masterpiece. It’s gross, crude, rude, funny, cruel but amazing to start an uncontrollable laughter during a party. We recommend you this unique game. You MUST play Cards Against Humanity at least once in a lifetime because this game is an actual experience… and a fantastic gift idea for every occasion.

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Automatic Jar Opener

Source: GearBest

This robot jar opener is a fan-tas-tic invention. It happened to everyone to struggle while desperately trying to open a rebel jar, including the strongest persons (when you work out 1 hour per day and then fail to open a modest jar, what a humiliation, right? 😉 ). Well, don’t suffer or give up any more: this automatic jar opener opens all jars on the market. Just position the automatic opener on the top of the jar and press the power button: the jar gets opened effortlessly in a matter of seconds. This robot jar opener is a kind and perfect gift idea for everyone virtually, and especially senior people suffering from arthritis.

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Reflective Spray Shining in the Night – Great Gift Idea

Source: Albedo100

This revolutionary spray is one of the most stunning inventions that we ever tested. You can now signal yourself in the night by spraying your clothes and bike. Headlights will make you shine impressively in the dark. You will have a spectral reflective brightness that might save your life. This reflective spray is invisible in daylight and becomes light-reflective in the night. Feel free to apply the spray on your clothes, helmet and bikes: it will disappear when washed. This spray is an indispensable gift to protect yourself and your beloved ones.

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Smart Moving Harness

Source: A.A.C. Forearm Forklift, Inc.

This body harness system is simply clever: moving and lifting heavy and large items becomes a piece of cake thanks to this ingenious 2-person harness. Its straps deliver a powerful leverage that makes carried objects seem significantly lighter and less vulnerable to damage.

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Magnetic Putty

Source: Vat19

Have you, like us, always ranked Terminator 2 among your favorite movies of all time? Have you found the T1000 cyborg absolutely fascinating? If so, you may be amazed by the magnetic putty. This magnetic putty is both captivating and scary. It reacts like a mollusk and seems to be alive. Sometimes, we really thought that we were dealing with a living space creature escaped from “Men in Black”. This magnetic putty was pitched as an anti-stress putty. Well, frankly, it’s not totally reassuring. Hopefully, this magnetic putty is incredibly entertaining and addictive. It has been injected with tiny iron particles: that’s why it immediately reacts when placed next to a magnet. Just leave a magnet close to or on top of the putty and you will see it gradually disappear – that’s both impressive and frightening! This magic putty is a terrific gift idea for sci-fi enthusiasts.  

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Sugru Moldable Glue – Great Gift Idea

Credits: Sugru

The Sugru glue fixes everything. You can mold it by hand and apply it to any surface: steel, aluminum, wood, glass, ceramics, etc. Sugru will hold everything together, fix, attach, stick, decorate and protect. This modeling clay is totally waterproof and can therefore be used to plug a leak for example.

Black & White (pack of 8):

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Lion Mane for Dogs and Cats

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This lion mane will instantly turn your pet into a ferocious Simba. But be careful please: cats and dogs don’t always like pet costumes, so don’t force them to wear this lion mane if you see that they are not comfortable with it (and if they are, remove the mane after a few minutes max). Anyway, enjoy your good-looking cat while he wears his lion mane but don’t traumatize your beloved companion!

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Slap Folding Sunglasses – Great Gift Idea

Source: INSIDER

This pair of sunglasses is absolutely a-ma-zing. Not only do these revolutionary sunglasses slap on your wrist, but they also have a folding design. These hybrid beauties are both sunglasses and bracelets. Once you slap the sunglasses on your wrist or your bike’s handlebar, they get solidly attached and you won’t risk to lose them.These sunglasses are all but a gadget: they are polarized and offer UV protection.

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Clever Jar Opener

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Who hasn’t struggled to open jars? Actually, it happens all the time to everyone. That’s why we decided to highlight this simple but brilliantly useful invention, the jar opener. Its lever strength enables anyone to open any kind of jar. The leverage that this jar opener provides is impressive and its rubber coating guarantees an optimal grip on any slippery surface. Is this jar opener a relevant gift idea? Yes, it’s a pure and simple no-brainer: just have a look at its ratings on Amazon, this jar opener is an all-time best-seller of its product category.

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Smart Pasta Drying Rack

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Personally, we cannot live without our beloved pasta and we want to make sure that they are cooked perfectly and taste delicious. Hence, this drying rack is absolutely essential.

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Bluetooth Tracker to Find your Keys, Phone, Luggage…

Source: TheTileApp

The Tile Mate is the first and possibly only key / luggage / phone finder that actually works. This tiny device is simple and cute, fully efficient, you can track it via your smartphone or make it when it’s close but out of sight. Hence, it not surprising that the Tile Mate has quickly become the world’s best-selling Bluetooth tracker. Definitely one of our top picks and a great gift idea for people who constantly lose their belongings 😉

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Groomarang & Beard Bro: Best Beard Shaping Accessories – Great Gift Idea

Source: INSIDER

You like shaving with precision and perfection? You adore your beard? You like symmetry and a jobs well done? You want to avoid headaches and save tens of hours of shaving every year? Well, maybe just try the Groomarang or the Beard Bro 😉

For more details, please check our dedicated test and click here.

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Anti-Blue Light Glasses

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Please, protect your eyes. Computers, smartphones, tablets and every kind of screens gradually harm your sight. This yellowish pair of glasses has a strong filtering effect and will diffract harmful blue light. Not only will you protect your eyes during exhausting days spent facing a computer screen at the office, but also will you sleep better and… look much cooler 😉 We ordered 1 pair of anti-blue light glasses after writing these lines. Definitely an eye-saving and cool gift idea! OK, these glasses cost $69, but we HAD to highlight them anyway.

Get more affordable anti-blue light glasses: click here.

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Professional Selfie Stick with Bluetooth Remote

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It is simply the best selfie stick on the market! You can control it via Bluetooth and it will work with iPhones, Android smartphones, GoPro cameras and every camera on the market.

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36-Inch Folding Trampoline

Sources: Stamina Products

Great trampoline (we bought one, tested it and sent it back to Amazon)! We liked it. It’s both entertaining and perfect to burn some fat everyday. Really cool to train 30min on a daily basis. We recommend it warmly.

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The Amazing Spider Catcher

Source: My Critter Catcher 

This instrument is just life-saving if you are afraid of arachnids and other insects. This will prevent frightening moments, especially when the giant spider decides to hide under your couch. This spider catcher is cheap, solid, reliable, efficient. You will be grateful and happy to have bought it when the BIG ENCOUNTER with a spider will come. Clearly a vitally crucially essential device to have at home, especially if you have a garden or live in the countryside.

Learn more about the Spider Catcher: click here.

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Pizza Scissors “Scizza”

Source: Dreamfarm

This hybrid utensil is a little revolution for pizza enthusiasts. It’s extremely handy efficient. From our point of view, it represents an original and smart gift idea. Plus it’s cheap and you will keep it for years. Nothing much to add besides “just test it” 😉

More details on Scizza are available here.

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Inverted Umbrella

Source: Under Big Roof

This inverted umbrella is not only original and clever, but also sturdy and convenient: thanks to this popular umbrella (this is indeed a long-time Amazon best-seller) and its splash-proof design, you will no longer wet the interior of your vehicle or important papers placed next to it. We own one inverted umbrella at the office: it’s solid, ergonomic and we can no longer live without it during rainy days. Clearly a brilliant gift idea, especially at this price tag!

Learn more on inverted umbrellas: click here.

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Nerf Shotgun

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Nerfs have become a worldwide phenomenon. We have two Nerf shotguns in the open space: projectiles fly all day long! Nerf guns are extremely addictive and deliver a unique warfare experience. The range  of Nerf guns is impressive,  going from compact handy handguns to gigantic machine guns.

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Rubber Band Gun

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This 1911 handgun replica shoots rubber bands semi-automatically and  with precision. It’s harmless and guarantees tons of fun. This wooden handgun is a marvelous gift idea if for people liking little wars between friends.

More highlights on the rubber band gun are available here.

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Boyfriend Pillow

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Are you lacking a boyfriend or someone to cuddle you in the bed? This pillow is made for you ladies! ❤

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